Wed. 4-5-17 ** Do You Believe? - John 9:1-41

DO YOU BELIEVE?

John 9:1-41

 

I.                The Jews Did Not Believe…  (vs. 13-18, 40-41)

 

    a. The Pharisees made up half of the Council (along with the Sadducees) and   

    represented the first line of religious “judgements.” What factors were the

    Pharisees most interested in this passage? ____________________________

    ______________________________________________________________

    b. What did the Pharisees not believe at first? _________________________

    _____________________________________________________________

    c. What things did the Pharisees willfully not believe throughout this

    passage? ______________________________________________________

    _____________________________________________________________

    d. Have you ever believed something even defended something that you later

    realized was not accurate? __________ Was it easy to reject the former and

    adopt the former and adopt the new? _______________________________

 

II.              The Parents Believed… (vs. 19-34)

 

    a. The parents confirmed that the man was their son and that he was born

    blind. What else did they volunteer? ________________________________

    ______________________________________________________________

    b. What did the parents fear? ______________________________________

    ______________________________________________________________

    c. Have you ever believed the wrong thing and found it prevented you from

    boldly doing what was right? ______________________________________

    How do you overcome this bondage of fear? __________________________

    ______________________________________________________________

 

III.            The Man Believed…. (vs. 35-41)

 

    a.   Obviously the man had not only his physical eyes opened but his spiritual

    eyes were being opened as well. Which of the man’s actions reveal this? ____

    _______________________________________________________________

    b. Who found who in verse 35 and is this important? ____________________

    _______________________________________________________________

    c. Upon Confessing belief in Jesus what was the man’s immediate action? ___

    _______________________________________________________________

             

Application:  How has a personal encounter with Jesus impacted your life? ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­____ _________________________________________________________________

Are you the same as you were then? ____________ What has changed? _______     _________________________________________________________________

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